Would You Like To Burn 100 Calories

Authored By Ben Fisher

If you have a bicycle, just ten minutes steady cycling can burn off 100 calories. If you also have kids, it’s a great excuse to get everyone out into the fresh air together. Cycling will strengthen your legs and heart. Find yourself a fitness video that you enjoy and give yourself a 10-15 minute workout four or five times a week. Not only will this burn some extra calories, it will help you mentally by giving you some time away from your daily routine. Walking is the easiest and simplest form of exercise known to man. Aim to increase the amount of walking you do at least one day a week. Walk to work one ay if it’s not too far, or park the car/get off the bus earlier than usual and get moving. Fifteen minutes brisk walking will burn at least 100 calories.

Skipping ropes are cheap and lightweight, and they can be used pretty much anywhere. Make sure you have a good pair of cross trainers and that you stretch your leg muscles, especially your calves, before and after each session. Not only does skipping work the heart and lungs, your legs and upper body get a great workout too. Fifteen minutes’ exercise will burn 100 calories or more. You may have to start in bursts of two to three minutes, but you will be surprised how quickly your body adapts. Jogging uses 100 calories in 15 minutes, you can expend even more calories by adding one or two minutes of jogging. If you did this twice a day, you would probably be burning at least 300 calories each day. If you have them, use them. They are brilliant for toning up your bottom and legs, and they burn calories very efficiently. By using stairs as often as possible, your calorie consumption is greatly increased – obviously the greater the effort, the more calories you will burn.

You can burn approximately 100 calories in 15 to 20 minutes’ stair climbing, which can be accumulated over a whole day at home or work.

Nothing improves leg muscle tone, cardiovascular fitness and your mood more than a good old dance. You don’t have to go to a nightclub and you don’t need a partner: dance around your bedroom, kitchen or living room. If you’re too embarrassed draw the curtains. Just put on some music and cut up that carpet. We all have to do it, so why not make it count. Power cleaning – keeping proper postural alignment and moving quickly from chore to chore – is a great way to raise your heart rate and tone your muscles. Remember to hold in your abdominal muscles while you are hoovering and slightly bend the legs. Power cleaning – depending on intensity – can burn 100 calories every 20 minutes. Don’t take it to a car wash; do it yourself – and put some effort in. Washing and waxing the car will exercise your upper body. Reaching over the roof and bonnet will increase your flexibility.


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